Why choose Venatour?
Our experience has taught us that while price is important, the tour experience and safety of the group is also paramount and as such, no corners are cut or services compromised at any stage.
The vast majority of our tours will include the following elements:
- All transportation
- Accommodation to suit your budget
- Billets where available
- Specialist advice throughout
- Assistance with tour kit
- Familiarisation trips
- Fixtures – suitably matched
- Optional sightseeing
- 24-hour back-up whilst away
- In resort assistance
- Parents presentation evenings
- Assistance at check-in
We appreciate many teachers and tour managers are experienced at touring, however, if you need a little guidance about how to plan the tour then please check out this handy guide running you through the process:
PLANNING YOUR TOUR
Making a booking with Venatour is made as simple as it can be, knowing how busy people are with their day-to-day lives! We can guide you through every step of the journey. Every school tour is tailor made and once we have established what your objectives are, we can then build an itinerary accordingly.
We appreciate that not all schools are the same and therefore can create the best tour to meet your needs. Increasingly we find that some aspects of the curriculum now need to be included on sports tours and we look to accommodate this within your itinerary.
1 CHOOSE DESTINATION
There is a whole world out there and what better way to explore it, than with a team of friends who play sport. Browse and see what takes your fancy, then get in touch and we can help the dream come true. It might be that you decide to tour established destinations such as Argentina with your rugby and hockey teams, or play cricket in Sri Lanka. Alternatively you could trailblaze and be one of the first to tour places like Jamaica or Zimbabwe.
2 PROMOTE THE TOUR
After our chat through the various options we can help with the successful launch of the tour, albeit with a detailed proposal you can circulate amongst parents to start with. We can also attend meetings with prospective families to present the tour ideas and deal with any questions that may arise.
3 CONFIRM THE TOUR
Together with our help, we’d like to think you will achieve the right level of interest to enable you to gather the required deposit and return the booking form which we will send to you via email.
4 LEAD UP TO THE DEPARTURE
Once we receive the deposit and booking form we will start work on the tour and take all the hassle away from you. Whilst doing this we will keep you fully informed and where necessary attend meetings to make sure everything is as expected. We also provide a clear timetable that sets out all of the information that we need from you and when it is needed by.
5 WHILST ON TOUR
We do our utmost to try and personally see off every group at the airport and maintain the personal touch whilst ensuring check in goes smoothly. Once overseas, should there be any issues whilst away, the first port of call is of course the Venatour Rep in situ, and failing that you will have our support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Previously the Operations Director and General Manager at Edwin Doran Sports. Now back offering the personal touch that he missed as EDST became more corporate and commercial. The ultimate Sports Tour Guru.
Venatour can cater for all the major traditional touring sports, along with sports that are often overlooked in the touring world, such as swimming, rowing, lacrosse and cycling along with educational trips such as Business Studies, Geography, Politics and Health and Wellbeing. Whatever your plans are, and no matter how difficult you feel they may be, give us a call and we can advise accordingly ensuring all our tours are tailored to meet your budget.